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Disable Blocking of Attachments by Windows® Live Mail

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Having issues with the attachments in Windows Live Mail? Find how to solve them.

Windows Live Mail is an advanced and highly functional e-mail client or management program developed by the Microsoft and is provided for free to Windows Operating System users. The Windows Live Mail is having a multitude of options and features that helps users to better manage the mails under minimal complications. Windows Live Mail is also provided with new advanced security options that help prevent users from accessing infectious or malicious contents in the mails or attachments accidently. The automatic junk mail filter featured in the Windows Live Mail moves suspicious mails to junk mail folder. It removes or blocks the users from accessing attachments that came along with the mail. As the Windows Live Mail program, by default blocks suspicious e-mail attachments, the users will first have to disable the attachment blocking feature of the program and access the mails after doing so, to download or view the previously blocked attachments.

Discussed below are some points that will help the users to disable the blocking of attachments in Windows Live Mail:

  • Open Tools menu
  • Safety options
  • Disable attachment blocking feature

Open Tools Menu
The users will have to navigate to the ‘Safety’ option menu in the Windows Live Mail to disable the blocking of e-mail attachments. Of that the users will first have to access menu bar of the Windows Live Mail application by holding the ‘Alt’ key. The users should now access the ‘Tools’ option and the ‘Safety’ options menu from the listed sub menus.

Safety Options
The safety options menu of the Windows Live Mail is where the users can access and change different settings related with the precautionary behavior of the program. Windows Live Mail has got lots of security options and the safety options Windows will be having a number of tabs with their own contextual options. The users should select the ‘Security’ tab from the ones displayed to proceed with the operation.

Disable Attachment Blocking Feature
The security options in Windows Live Mail is set to block all attachments that the program suspects as viruses which are causing the issues while accessing secure attachments. The users should locate the ‘Do not allow attachments to be saved…’ option from the listed ones, uncheck it and select ‘Apply’ to confirm the changes. The users will now be able to access attachments without any restrictions.

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